Limonia phragmitidis


A striking cranefly with pale orange thorax and abdomen and a grey head. The wings have strong but small black marks. The black rings on the legs go nearly to the top of the femur, leaving pale knees.

Photo ID?

Commonly found on shady grassland.

When to see it

May and June

UK Status

Fairly Common and widespread across Britain

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map